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Archive for March 2015

3D Printed Strandbeest: Still Alive

3D Printed Strandbeest: Still Alive
Dutch artist Theo Jansen is known for his strandbeest – kinetic sculptures that are powered by the wind and have life-like gait. We’ve featured a couple of fan-made strandbeest, but it turns out Jansen is also selling miniature ones that are printed by Shapeways.

Final Fantasy VII Sequel Concept: Final Fantasy VII: Time Guardian

Final Fantasy VII Sequel Concept: Final Fantasy VII: Time Guardian
Along with death and taxes, one other thing is certain: at any given time somewhere in this wide world of ours there are people arguing about Final Fantasy VII. One of the most argued points is whether or not the PlayStation classic should get a direct sequel.

Man Building Wooden Boat That Can Withstand Tsunami: Tsunamiball

Man Building Wooden Boat That Can Withstand Tsunami: Tsunamiball
After the 2011 tsunami in Japan, designer Chris Robinson and his friends bounced around ideas for ways to survive such a disaster. One of their ideas was for a spherical escape vessel. After doing a bit of research, Chris decided to pursue the idea by actually building it.

The Hippopotamus Chair is Perfect for Fat Behinds

The Hippopotamus Chair is Perfect for Fat Behinds
Designer Maximo Riera has a penchant for making furniture that looks like animals. With creations like the octopus chair, his designs have generally been fit for the villain from am Austin Powers movie. The Hippopotamus chair on the other hand… well maybe this would be Fat Bastard’s seat.

Pokémon Cubone Mask Replica: What Have You Done?!

Pokémon Cubone Mask Replica: What Have You Done?!
Etsy shop Faust and Company specializes in detailed rubber masks. One of its offerings was this realistic replica of the Pokémon Cubone’s skull mask. In case you didn’t know, the official explanation for the mask is that it belongs to the Pokémon’s dead mother.

All-in-one 3D Printer Test File: The XYZs of Printing

All-in-one 3D Printer Test File: The XYZs of Printing
Thingiverse member ctrlV made a 3D model that can help 3D printer owners test their device and perhaps see if there’s something wrong with their software or hardware. Speaking with 3D Print, ctrlV says there are other similar 3D models, but his file can help check for different issues at once.

Samsung Makes $31K Dog Kennel

Samsung Makes $31K Dog Kennel
Samsung Electronics has unveiled the “Dream Doghouse” which is valued at about £20,000 (~$30,600 USD). That’s a lot of bones. The doghouse will be on display this month at Crufts, the world’s largest dog show. This one is definitely one for rich folks with nothing better to do with their money.

Star Trek Yoga Pants Boldly Hug Your Booty

Star Trek Yoga Pants Boldly Hug Your Booty
Captain’s log, Stardate 92776.95, Starship Enterprise. We have happened upon a planet filled with women of great uhm… assets. They all wear tight pants and stand in strange poses all day. I am gathering an away team to explore the planet and for the first time in the history of the Enterprise, every red shirt onboard has volunteered to come along.

Swirl Faucet: Down the Drain with Style

Swirl Faucet: Down the Drain with Style
We take stuff like faucets for granted and we tend not to think about how well designed they could be. Probably because most are so boring. Well, the Swirl faucet isn’t boring at all.

Metal Gear Solid V Japanese Premium Package Comes with Life-size Bionic Arm

Metal Gear Solid V Japanese Premium Package Comes with Life-size Bionic Arm
If you thought the MGS V-themed PS4 was sweet, check out the Premium Package that Konami is offering its customers in Japan. The limited edition game bundle comes with a 1:1 replica of Big Boss’ bionic arm.

DIY T-Rex Trophy Heat Lamp Looks Best in the Jurassic Dark

DIY T-Rex Trophy Heat Lamp Looks Best in the Jurassic Dark
When I first saw this metal T-Rex lamp, I thought it was pretty awesome. Then I realized that it’s actually a heat lamp, which is about as close as you can get to a fire-breathing dinosaur without it actually breathing fire.

NASA Thinks Mars Used to Have More Water than is in the Arctic Ocean

NASA Thinks Mars Used to Have More Water than is in the Arctic Ocean
One of the main reasons NASA sent rovers to Mars was to see if they could find evidence of water remaining on its surface and determine if the ancient waters of Mars allowed life to develop.

Star Trek Online’s Memorial For Leonard Nimoy Is Finished

Star Trek Online’s Memorial For Leonard Nimoy Is Finished
As you likely know by now, Leonard Nimoy passed away last week. And so the internet was full of tributes for the actor. This is one of the best. Now Nimoy has been immortalized in the massively mulitiplayer role-playing game Star Trek Online.

Ultimate Marvel Movie Marathon to Show 11 Flicks in One Day

Ultimate Marvel Movie Marathon to Show 11 Flicks in One Day
I have never been to a movie marathon; the most I have ever done is watch two movies in a single day. I’m not sure I would spend an entire day seeing a bunch of movies that I have already seen in a single sitting.

Smoking Hoodies: Smoke ‘Em If You Wear ‘Em

Smoking Hoodies: Smoke ‘Em If You Wear ‘Em
If you want to have a smoke, do it on the down low. Smoke your clothing. This is either going to be very discreet or very obvious depending entirely on you.

Brando Coffee Cup Bluetooth Speaker: A Prank for the World’s Best Dad

Brando Coffee Cup Bluetooth Speaker: A Prank for the World’s Best Dad
When my boss sent the link to Brando’s Bluetooth speaker I thought it was going to be a coffee cup that doubled as a speaker. I’ve clearly been out of touch with this wacky company. Because of course this is their take on a coffee cup speaker.

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